USA Curling

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 Position:    Second
 Teammates:    
 Delivers:    Right-handed
 Born:    December 8, 1987
 Hometown:    Eveleth, Minn.
 Occupation:    Lawyer
 Education:    
 Family:    Single
 Year started curling:    1995

CURLING HIGHLIGHTS

  • World Junior Championships: 2009 (bronze), 2008 (gold), 2007 (5th)
  • U.S. Junior National Championships: 2009 (champion), 2008 (champion), 2007 (champion)
  • U.S. Junior Nationals All-Star Team: 2009, 2008
  • 2008 USA Curling Team of the Year
  • Numerous bonspiel wins

About Matt Perushek:

Curls out of: St. Paul Curling Club

Dream job: Press secretary to the President

How did you begin curling: Like most people, I began curling because of my family.  My uncle, aunt and cousin taught the junior program at the old Eveleth club, so I was there with them a lot of the time.  Also, my mom and grandpa both curl.  It didn’t take long for me to get hooked on the sport.

Favorite aspect of the sport: Social aspect (Curling allows you to meet people from all over the world.)

Goals in curling: My current goal is to win another medal at Junior Worlds, but in the long run, I would like to one day participate at the Olympic level.

Hobbies: Golf, Tennis, Water skiing, Television and movies, and Politics.

Something unique: As far as I know, I am one of the only people to get to compete at Worlds in the same club that I grew up at (other than Molly Bonner, who is from my club).  What most people don’t know is that I was heavily involved in getting the Junior Worlds in Eveleth.  I was on the original Organizing Committee, and as the secretary, I co-signed the official bid to get the Worlds.  I resigned from the board about 8 months before the event because I moved away for school.